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    • The Shoemaker's Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

    The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will, just as abruptly, separate them once again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely story written in Adriana Trigiani style.

    • By Barbara on 04-22-14

    Regular price: $42.20

    • The Queen of the Big Time

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    From the best-selling author of Lucia, Lucia comes a novel about an Italian family living in Roseto, Pennsylvania. The eldest daughter, Nella, is ambitious and determined to make a life for herself far away from the rigors of farm and factory life. But then she meets and falls in love with a handsome carefree poet, Renato Lanzara, the son of the town restaurateur.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book - bad synopsis on this site

    • By Teresa on 08-02-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Big Stone Gap

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laughs, Tears & a Place I'd Like to call Home

    • By Brad B on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Kiss Carlo

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 314

    It's 1949, and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the postwar boom. The Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: Business is good, and they're surrounded by sympathetic wives and daughters-in-law, with grandchildren on the way. But a decades-long feud that split Dominic and his brother, Mike, and their once-close families sets the stage for a rematch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!!

    • By M&M on 07-16-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Big Cherry Holler

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    It's been eight years since the town pharmacist and long-time spinster Ave Maria Mulligan married coal miner Jack MacChesney. With her newfound belief in love and its possibilities, Ave Maria makes a life for herself and her growing family, hoping that her fearless leap into commitment will make happiness stay. What she didn't count on was that fate, life, and the ghosts of the past would come to haunt her and, eventually, test the love she has for her husband.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Growing Pains in Mountains of Virginia

    • By Debbie on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Supreme Macaroni Company

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    For over a hundred years, the Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has relied on the leather produced by Vechiarelli & Son in Tuscany. This ancient business partnership provides the twist of fate for Valentine Roncalli to fall in love with Gianluca Vechiarelli, a tanner with a complex past...and a secret.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dissapointing

    • By Deanna on 06-09-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • All the Stars in the Heavens

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 342

    In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town's golden age - an era as brutal as it was resplendent - and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. With meticulous, beautiful detail, Trigiani paints a rich, historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Soggy In The Middle

    • By Mary on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Home to Big Stone Gap

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan Machesney and her family for generations. She's been married to her beloved Jack for nearly 20 years, raised one child and buried another, and run a business that binds her community together, all while holding her tight circle of family and friends close.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Different narrator changed the whole feel

    • By Jennifer on 11-09-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Milk Glass Moon

    • A Novel (Big Stone Gap Novels)
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    Milk Glass Moon continues the life story of Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney as she faces the challenges and changes of motherhood with her trademark humor and honesty. With twists as plentiful as those found on the holler roads of southwest Virginia, this story takes turns that will surprise and enthrall the reader. Milk Glass Moon is the story of a shifting mother-daughter relationship, of a daughter's first love and a mother's heartbreak, of an enduring marriage, and of a community faced with seismic change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Things that Last, Love, Cornbread and Beans

    • By Debbie on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rococo

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Bartolomeo di Crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator of Our Lady of Fatima, New Jersey. To date, Bartolomeo has hand-selected every chandelier, sconce, and ottoman in OLOF, so when the renovation of the local church is scheduled, he assumes there is only one man for the job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wanna be Italian!

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-28-05

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Brava, Valentine

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    As Brava, Valentine begins, snow falls like glitter over Tuscany at the wedding of her grandmother, Teodora, and her longtime love, Dominic. Valentine's dreams are dashed when Gram announces that Alfred, "the prince", Valentine's only brother and nemesis, has been named her partner at Angelini Shoes. Devastated, Valentine falls into the arms of Gianluca, a sexy Tuscan tanner who made his romantic intentions known on the Isle of Capri.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Chick lit gone awry

    • By Lee on 10-12-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Don't Sing at the Table

    • Life Lessons from My Grandmothers
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Filled with practical, sage advice, and infused with Trigiani’s trademark warmth, love, and humor, The Wisdom of My Grandmothers introduces a pair of feisty, intelligent, and strong forces of nature whose lives embody the story of 20th-century America itself. Between them, the extraordinary Lucia and Viola lived through the century from beginning to end, surviving immigration, young widowhood, single motherhood, four wars, and the Great Depression.

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Very Valentine

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the first novel in a trilogy and is sure to be the new favorite of Trigiani's millions of fans around the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where is Luca?

    • By Patti on 05-16-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Home to Big Stone Gap

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    When Ave Maria Mulligan, a thirty-five-year-old self-proclaimed spinster, discovers a skeleton in her family closet, her quiet life begins to unravel. Comic and compassionate, Big Stone Gap is the story of a woman who thinks life has passed her by, only to learn that the best is yet come. Don't miss the sequel Big Cherry Holler.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just not my type of book, I guess

    • By Sophielei on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Lucia, Lucia

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    Lucia Sartori is the beautiful 25-year-old daughter of a traditional Italian immigrant family in 1950s Greenwich Village. She boldly becomes an apprentice for a ready-to-wear clothing designer at B. Altman's famous department store. Though she is sought after as a potential wife by the best Italian families, she works hard and remains as devoted to her career as to her family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a wonderful book!

    • By Joseph Mieczkowski Jr. on 09-19-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Home to Big Stone Gap

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan Machesney and her family for generations. She's been married to her beloved Jack for nearly 20 years, raised one child and buried another, and run a business that binds her community together, all while holding her tight circle of family and friends close.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Author Should Narrate the Entire Series

    • By Colleen on 11-16-15

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Big Cherry Holler

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Brimming with humor, wisdom, and honesty, and the drama and local color of the mountain life from Virginia to Italy, Big Cherry Holler is a deeply felt, brilliantly evoked story of two lovers who have lost their way, and their struggle to find each other again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lacking Something

    • By Patti on 01-17-11

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Rococo

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Mario Cantone
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Bartolomeo di Crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator of Our Lady of Fatima, New Jersey. To date, Bartolomeo has hand-selected every chandelier, sconce, and ottoman in OLOF, so when the renovation of the local church is scheduled, he assumes there is only one man for the job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful story with a hilarious read

    • By Aaron on 10-21-05

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Lucia, Lucia

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Mira Sorvino
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Lucia becomes an apprentice to a designer at B. Altman's department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, she is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that girls like her only read about in the society pages. Forced to choose between duty to her family and her own dreams, Lucia finds herself in the midst of a sizzling scandal, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris' honor is tested.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The black sheep's review

    • By Federica on 07-14-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Queen of the Big Time

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In the late 1800s, the residents of a small village in the Bari region of Italy, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, made a mass migration to the promised land of America. They settled in Roseto, Pennsylvania, and re-created their former lives in their new home, down to the very last detail of who lived next door to whom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner from Adrianna Trigiani

    • By Cathy on 07-02-05

    Regular price: $19.93

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